What makes a man look his best? This is an age-old question to which different people have different takes; while some people can’t get enough of bespoke men’s clothing, many settle for off-the-shelf options. Though we don’t intend to dwell on the human qualities that comprise a good male character, our focus in this brief is on the aesthetics aspect. We look at some of the most popular suit options that every man can carry to put their best foot forward. Let’s start.
American Suit Cut
A suit cut got popularized by college students of Ivy League during the 19th and early 20th century. The suit style characterized by its bagginess, was adapted by established clothiers like J. Press and Brook Brothers as they were pretty convinced about its sell-ability. They, therefore, set their production machinery rolling in full swing. Some of the striking features of an American suit cut are its higher armholes, single-breasted with two or three holes, flap pockets, and natural shoulders that are not padded.
Italian Suit Cut
A cut known for its trendiness, the Italian suit cut is exactly the opposite of an American suit cut. Though traditionally it didn’t have any vents, they have since adopted them. These suits are shorter, with tight-fitting and padded shoulders. The pockets of an Italian suit are flapless, and the suits have a pronounced V shape for a tall, small look. The Italian style can further be divided into Neapolitan, Roman, and Milanese styles. Some of the most credible names associated with and accredited for the rise of the Italian suit cut style are Brioni and Giorgio Armani.
British Suit Cut
Also known as the British Traditional, the suit cut originated in Savile Row, a street in Mayfair, London, famous for its traditional bespoke tailoring for men. The suit cut style lies somewhere between Italian and American suit cut styles and is ideal for men with an average built, as the suits are not too boxy or slim. A typical British cut suit has two vents, and two buttons with slim shoulder pads. The jacket appears longer because of its armholes that are higher than the American style and the buttons fastened to its tapered waist.
The Final Word of Advice
Inferior quality and lack of attention to details are some of the issues that make mass manufactured ready-to-wear suits a poor choice. If you are looking for a suit that has been cut, sewn and handcrafted to fit you exclusively, opt for a bespoke suit. If you have any questions or wish to learn more, feel free to connect with our style consultants.